16 Jul 2019

A super line up of events for 2019

We’ve got some great events happening here at Capel-le-Ferne in 2019 – and we are working hard to fill the rest of the calendar. The Memorial and The Scramble Experience are great to visit at any time, but when there is something extra on offer, it really makes a day out special. And don’t forget the cafe and shop are always open, too. There’s more useful information here

 

Spitfires over Capel-le-Ferne

Our friends from Aero Legends offer unique flights alongside – or even inside – vintage aircraft, including the iconic Spitfire. The good news for us is that most of their flights take in the Memorial, giving those of us watching from the ground almost as much of a thrill as those who are experiencing the trip of a lifetime.

So come down to the site on any of the dates below and you stand a great chance of seeing a Spitfire, Hurricane – or perhaps even both – in the sky over the Memorial. Even the accompanying aircraft – a De Havilland Devon… Read more

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12 Nov 2019

Touching tribute puts Memorial in the spotlight

The Memorial was the scene of national and international attention on Sunday when it was chosen as the centrepiece of a dramatic tribute to those lost in armed conflicts around the world. A battle scarred WW2 Dakota (Douglas C47 N473DC), accompanied by two Spitfires, circled the Capel-le-Ferne site before dropping three quarters of a million […]… Read more

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11 Nov 2019

Paying our respects to the Few

Bright sunshine but a chill breeze welcomed the crowd of volunteers, villagers and visitors who gathered around the National Memorial to the Few at the heart of the Battle of Britain Memorial for the Trust’s annual Remembrance Day service this morning (11 November). The Trust always observes the actual Armistice Day rather than the closest […]… Read more

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5 Nov 2019

Remember with us on Remembrance Day

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will again be holding its annual Service of Remembrance at 11am on Monday, 11 November, 2019. The Trust always marks Remembrance Day itself, rather than the closest Sunday, so make a note in your diary and please join us at the National Memorial to the Few to show your […]… Read more

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28 Oct 2019

Dramatic end to successful talks series

A moving talk on the horror of spending seven weeks facing daily beatings at the hands of Iraqi interrogators brought this year’s series of Sunday afternoon talks at The Wing to a dramatic conclusion. Squadron Leader John Peters was the pilot of an RAF Tornado that was shot down on an ultra low-level daylight mission […]… Read more

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24 Oct 2019

£600 donation from car enthusiasts

A welcome cheque for a fantastic £600 is on its way to the Trust following the success of a classic car event at the site this summer. More than 140 cars owned by members of Ramsgate Old Motor and Motorcycle Club were proudly displayed  against the inspirational backdrop of the National Memorial to the Few […]… Read more

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21 Oct 2019

Top historian’s talk a sell-out

TV presenter, historian and accomplished author Dr Lucy Worsley OBE delivered a fascinating talk on Queen Victoria to a capacity audience in The Wing at the Battle of Britain Memorial on Sunday (20 Oct). The audience was mainly made up of Friends of the Few, who enjoyed priority booking and reduced ticket prices for the […]… Read more

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18 Oct 2019

2019’s last chance for museum visit

Our friends at the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, just a few miles away on the site of a former WW2 airfield at Hawkinge, will soon be closing their doors for the winter. The museum has a superb collection of aircraft and other machinery, artefacts, personal memorabilia and many more fascinating historial items from the […]… Read more

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9 Oct 2019

Cadet’s reminder of a great day

A young cadet who played an important part in this July’s Memorial Day at Capel-le-Ferne has been presented with a framed photograph to remind her of her special day. Group Captain Patrick Tootal DL RAF, secretary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, presented the photograph to 14 year-old Cadet Kalina Maggs, who carried the […]… Read more

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7 Oct 2019

Fascinating talk on memorial history

Award-winning academic, former RAF Wing Commander and Battle of Britain Memorial Trustee Sophy Gardner MBE RAF (rtd) delivered a fascinating talk on The RAF and Memorials on Sunday (6 Oct) as the Trust’s autumn season of events continued. Sophy, who has been given access to the royal archives about the RAF Memorial and has presented […]… Read more

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